Champs-Elysées

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  • A Great Street to Roam

    Dec 18, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sites.
    Great restaurants
    Great people seeing.
    Cons: Very Americanized. 
    Very expensive.

    Summary: Let me start off by saying I have traveled to Paris numerous times.    I am from the NY area and it is sad to say but I know Paris better than I know NYC.    Needless to say every trip is not complete without a walk on the ... read more

  • Le Grand Boulevard and The Arch of Napoleon's Dreams....

    Sep 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful views from the top of the Arch
    Cons: non-chic shops, heavy traffic

    Summary: Those of you that read my reviews know I love Paris and anything Parisian, well, anything French! Oh, oh, you say, here she goes again, but when I noticed this category for the Champs-Elysees, I couldn't resist writing ... read more

  • Arc De Triomphe

    Aug 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Big and beautiful. Eternal flame.
    Cons: It is far away from me.

    Summary: The arc is very beautiful from distance and up close. It is much bigger in person. It is gigantic. You can go inside and climb to top and see good view of Eiffel tower. It is good place to have your picture taken. It is also nice to have your ... read more

  • The Arc de Triomphe is a magnificent architechural tribute to French military incompetence

    Jul 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big piece of stone
    Cons: It's a monument to somebody who got a lot of other people killed

    Summary: This being Bastille Day and all, some of my colleagues thought it a festive idea that the Day be commemorated by a write-off with the given subject of some things French, interpreting that mission statement broadly. Hence, I present this modest piece ... read more

  • Lucky to live nearthe Champs Elysees !

    Apr 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's wonderful
    Cons: none

    Summary: I am very lucky : if by chance, one day I am bored at home, if Internet wearies me, it remains to me a solution: to get down my 6 floors (without ascencor :-( ) to cross the "Place de l'Etoile" (by making the turn if I am courageous, else by below if ... read more

  • History of one Street.

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very big, very beautiful at night. There is everything you need.
    Cons: There are a lot of people, walking down the street

    Summary: Street - showcase. It was strange to visit Paris and do not walk down "Champs Elysees". There are a lot of people in any time. "There are anything what you want" - "Il y tout ce que voules aux Champs-Elysees" - how Jo Dosen sang. Yes, it is truth, there ... read more

  • Champs-Elysees - touristy but then I am a tourist

    Dec 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great people watching and exercise
    Cons: it is kind of hard on your feet

    Summary: The last time I was in Paris I was fifteen, on a school trip and we had limited free time. This time I was older (I am not going to tell you how much older but one day I will post a picture and then you can guess), out of school and could set my own ... read more

  • A site to see

    Oct 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots to see and do there, historic monuments
    Cons: very crowded, expensive prices

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewI had wanted to visit Paris for years, ever since high school French class where we learned all about Paris, the Metro, the Louvre, and all of the other wonderful things about Paris. We visited Paris last ... read more

  • The Street known 'round the world

    Sep 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful setting, lots of stuff to do.
    Cons: Can be crowded with tourists

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsChamps-Elysees must be one of the most famous streets in the world. The street is unbelivable when seeing it for the first time. When I first saw the street, I was amazed. This street ... read more

  • Champs Elysees-somewhat disappointed

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: history
    Cons: high prices, people

    Summary: During my short visit to Paris, I had an opportunity to make the stroll along the Champs Elysees. Although I was was aware of its history and the importance to the French people I was dissappointed in the street because I expected more. Maybe it was the ... read more

  • Mind the 398th step!

    Aug 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful view.
    Cons: Oh the humanity! Those steps!

    Summary: When going to Paris, bring water. Lots and lots of water. Bring water as if you are going on safari. It's not a matter of drinking French water making you sick (I didn't, and you can bring French water should it please you), but it's a matter that ... read more

  • The Champs Elysees is a one-time experience

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a "gotta see" site
    Cons: it's a one-time, gotta see site

    Summary: The Champs Elysees is like the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty - you've got to do it - it wouldn't be right to go there and not do it - but, you never feel the need to do it again. Once is enough. The Champs Elysees is very near some ... read more

  • Nice Shopping, But...

    Aug 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: shopping
    Cons: it's only shopping

    Summary: But that's about it. The street is long, wide, and packet with smartcars. The stores are ritzy, glitzy, and glam, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a restaurant or public toilet until you pass the Triomphe. The Galeries Lafayette and Sephora, among ... read more

  • Anything you want on the Champs Elysees

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, historical perfect walking to the Louvre
    Cons: Tacky shops and boom boxes

    Summary: There is a song that French children sign about you can get anything you want on Des Champs Elysees and I think that might be true. Nevertheless when I first saw the Avenue Des Champs-Elysees I was overwhelmed. We came up the stairs from ... read more

  • While Beautiful is the talk, the walk is something else.

    Jul 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Esthetically Beautiful from afar
    Cons: Up-close: touristy and commercialized--- not the real "Paris"

    Summary: There is an old French song that celebrates the Champs-Elysees, but that was sung before it was completely galvanized by chain stores, like McDonalds (next door to Burger King), Planet Hollywood, Gap, Zara's, Citibank, Prisunic (a French supermarket)... ... read more

  • The Most Famous Street in Paris

    Jul 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is one of the Most Beautiful places in the World, after dark
    Cons: Touristy, and Over Priced

    Summary: If I had to describe the Avenue des Champs Elysess, I would say that,if you combined The French Quarter in New Orleans, Time Square in New York City, Main Street at Disneyland, and a little bit of The World's Fair thrown in, just for fun, you ... read more

  • Can't Miss This!

    Jul 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location, Very Attractive, Great Shopping
    Cons: Pricy! Crowded at Times

    Summary: The Champs~Elysees is one of the most famous and largest avenues in the city of Paris. It starts at the Place De La Concorde and finishes at the L'Arc De Triophe. It is a fabulous place to see but be prepared to pay the prices! I mostly enjoyed people ... read more

  • Bravi.........Wonderful tour!!!!

    Jun 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful french culture at its best
    Cons: Hold on to each other. If you get lost you may not find each other again!

    Summary: Few Places in Paris, make you feel as if you actually "there" than the Champs Elysses. Take the time and walk its lengths in both directions to experience everything. Shops that line this street are the creme de la creme of the shopping world, ... read more

  • The best place to people watch in Paris!

    May 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best ice cream and people watching around!
    Cons: VERY VERY VERY EXPENSIVE!

    Summary: If you like to people watch, the Champs-Elysees is the place to be. You will see every walk of life every time you turn your head! From people who have never needed to work a day in their lives to people who hustle for enough money for food everyday. ... read more

  • Review from a native..

    Apr 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful and breathtaking
    Cons: worst time would be around mid-day on a hot afternoon

    Summary: I am a Parisian by birth, so of course I am a little biased...but I feel that the Champs-Elysees, as many other sites in Paris are best appreciated very early in the morning, before all the noise and activities that take away from the breathtaking ... read more

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